Bangladesh Red Crescent Society
National Headquarters
684-686, Red Crescent Sarak, Bara Moghbazar, Dhaka-1217

Vacancy Announcement
(Re- Advertisement)

Job title : Operation Manager (Solid Waste Management)
Duration of contract : 1 year (possibility of extension upon satisfactory performance)
Salary : 65000-75000 BDT monthly
Number of Post : 01
Reporting to : Health and PSS Expert(PMO), Health and Environmental Coordinator
45 years maximum
Duty Station : Cox’s Bazar with some visits to Dhaka

Project Description

As a result of the Rohingya influx to Bangladesh, the population of two Upazilas (sub districts) of Ukhia and Teknaf in the southern part of Cox’s Bazar has risen to an estimated 1.5 million people. This has hugely contributed to existing health and environment challenges, including underfunded and under resourced solid waste management (SWM) services. In the context of Cox’s Bazar, especially accounting for the new influx and the absence of waste management services within the host communities, SWM has strongly emerged as a major public health and environmental concern. Acknowledging the disproportionate or sometime rather complete absence of SWM services compared to solid waste management needs, BDRCS in collaboration with other partners intends to strongly support waste management services in the camps and host communities. The BDRCS as part of its Population movement Operations (PMO) has decided to initiate solid waste management interventions in a phased manner in the selected camps and host community wards. The project intends to create functional models of managing solid waste in Rohingya Camps which can be later sustained through public participation and contributions.


To implement decentralized solid waste management activities in the Rohingya Camps and host communities in close coordination with project partners, government departments, CiC and Local Bodies/Municipalities. S/He will coordinate all SWM related activities for quality implementation, supervision and monitoring of the projects along with PHC Coordinator.

Key Role

Under the direct supervision of Health and environment Coordinator, the Operation Manager SWM will be responsible for implementation, up scaling and strict monitoring of the solid waste management activities. S/He will be responsible for implementation of the solid waste management project in a phased manner in the Cox’s Bazar area. The position will work closely with Health and Environment Coordinator BDRCS and also with Manager, Emergency Response, SRC apart from maintaining strong coordination with all partners of PMO and others PNSs for SWM projects in the identified sites.


  • Ideally possess a bachelor's degree in environmental studies/natural resources management/urban or regional planning, degree diploma in solid waste management/Sanitation technologies or degree in social sciences with minimum 5 years of work experience in SWM/Sanitation related work activities

Working Experience

  • Minimum 5 years of working experience in the field of emergency response, WASH and waste management is desirable. Any working experience in the Rohingya crises is an added advantage.
  • Preferably three years of progressively responsible professional experience in the planning and implementation of integrated solid waste management project that included partnership developments and lead role in managing the project.
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of integrated solid waste management, including recycling, composting, local and national regulations, and policies pertaining to solid waste management. 
  • Good computer skill in MS office is desirable along with fluency in written and spoken English.
  • Training and facilitation skills along with ability to mobilize community are highly desirable.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manages Cox’s Bazar’s and Host community Solid Waste Management Project of  solid waste collection, composting and recycling activities by making a 3-4 years long-range plans to meet Bangladesh’s rules and regulation related to solid waste management. Negotiating contracts with local contractors/sub-contractors and manage other NGO/local body partners.
  • Liaise with local bodies and relevant government departments for the project sites.
  • Plans, assigns, reviews and evaluates work of Solid Waste Program staff; interviews and recommends field staff for hire; and trains staff in solid waste collection, composting, and recycling linkages with local scrap dealers and market development for compost.
  • Prepares, administers, and monitors the SWM program budget including revenue collection, resource recovery (sale of recyclables and composting)
  • Develops and evaluates performance measures, sets bench marking for work output and monitor the same for SWM
  • Authorizes timely payments for contracted services; and participates in resolution of disputed contractual matters with partners/local bodies.
  • Actively looks for developing new partnerships within Cox’s Bazar for up scaling the SWM project.
  • Continuously monitors the compliance of SWM operations with Governments guidelines, regulations and laws.
  • Prepares quarterly reports on progress of SWM project, discusses with team and makes further decisions going forward
  • Regularly meets with local body officials and other relevant groups to solicit input on project design, and to gain cooperation and participation in project
  • Regularly participates in review meetings of the Rohingya Sanitation Working Group and provide comments/inputs
  • Conduct/organize awareness workshops for the Refugee population and host community in Cox’s Bazar to explain and generate support for proposed solid waste collection, segregation and recycling linkages projects.
  • Represents BDRCS at the Municipal/state for solid waste program-related conferences, workshops, and meetings to maintain current knowledge of field and to provide information about BDRCS SWM project.
  • An ability to review and analyze SWM information, and develop valid recommendations; prepare and give presentations before community/local body & government is a must
  • Ability to supervise staff, including planning, organizing, assigning, reviewing, and evaluating work; and train staff.

Personal Qualities:

  • Adhere to the 7 fundamental principles of Red Cross and Red Crescent movement
  • Act at all times in accordance with the Code of Conduct
  • Assist the organization on occasion, in times of national, international, local emergencies or major disasters

*** Qualified and committed female candidates from Bangladesh with a strong commitment and drive for timely project deliverables are encouraged to apply for this vacancy ***

If you think you are competent enough for the position, please submit your application with a complete resume with a cover letter mentioning the name of the position in subject line to before 5.00pm, 20 June 2019

Only short listed candidates will be invited for interview.
BDRCS is an equal opportunity employer.